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SUN, MARCH 30, 2003


18 MORE DAYS.


THE MEZ HAS COME A LONG WAY IN THE PAST YEAR, BUT HE'S STILL A VERY SUSPICIOUS LOOKING CHARACTER.

>> What's the only thing worse than Selling Out? Let Tito holla at ya in Tha Shampoo Lounge bout it.

>> Tha Gav's tats and rims: RING RING RING.

>> I had this weird dream last night where I had posted something I shouldn't have posted on the tap. It was some joke about Rick Howard saying something to some dude about something or other but it was a total lie that I had made up and people were pissed. I was walking around the warehouse at Girl and everybody was giving me strange looks so I asked somebody what was up. They said "Oh, man! I can't believe you put that up...". Then I woke up. The end. But did you hear about Rick Howard and what he said to that one dude? Oh my god.

>> UNSOLICITED LETTER OF THE DAY:

"Yeah! Holla! Biebel is the showza!!! and Sherman is from Franklin! Well keep it steezy yo!!! Well its off to tha fiestas homesnakes, keep up teh good work homesnakes, Mad bangin steeze coming off tha nose off Biebal for sheezy Holla!!

Peace,
Brendan (dolla dolla signs) Money"

 

 

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FRI, MARCH 28, 2003


20 DAYS LEFT IN THE COUNTDOWN TO THE NEW GIRL VIDEO.

>> Do you know how to get free video premiere tickets? Check the March 25th Randoms entry if you don't.

>> In order to insure you the highest quality Crailtapping experience that we can possibly offer, we've outlined a pledge for you, the Tappers, and from this day on we will stick to this pledge. It's all for you, dudes.

>> Tha Gav is over tha Tap: RING RING RING.

>> As long as you keep sending em, we'll keep posting em:
BACKYARD RAMPS AND SETUP STUFFS...

This stuff is set up somewhere in San Pedro, practically in our own backyard here in Torrance! As far as we know nobody here had ever heard about it until we got an anonymous e-mail tip with the photo today. But rest assured... it will be shralped.

LOCOS ONLY!
This ramp belongs to McCrank's bros, the Wolf Pack, in Vancouver, BC, Canada and was located at the "Magnificent Wolf House" for one day this past month. The photo was taken by Conor O'Brien who says "The photos are not a joke, this ramp was seriously skated. Although looking at the photos now perhaps we could have designed it a little better, but it all made sense at the time."

>> On May 10th there's going to be a shredifit for an injured homey down in Encinitas, California. San Diego's very own John Mcguire busted his kneecap all up and he doesn't have health insurance so somebody up and decided to throw a benefit shredfest thing for him called Injured Reserve. Check out the flier and then shred for Johnny's kneecap if you're in the area.

>> QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"What's throwing you off? The genius of the idea or the fact that it is called CROTCH-TASTIC?" - Lew

 

 

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THU, MARCH 27, 2003


21 DIZAYS.


NEW TEAM CRAIL RIDER?

>> If you place an order in the Crailshop any time within the next 5 days you'll be entered to win one of three sets of two free tickets to a Yeah Right! video premier! (See March 25 Randoms for details)

Remember that demo contest whatever thingy in San Diego last weekend? Smyth brought back some photos and a video clip from it...

1 - Tough guys, Sheffey and Carroll
2 - Brad doesn't trust Kelly either
3 - Flatrail King, Scott Johnston
4 - Mom wont buy you the shirt, write it on your board
5 - This guy doesn't remember how he knows, but he's sure MJ rips
6 - Dimitri gives the kids instructions on tazering their nuts
7 - Whenever in a board toss, never forget you helmet
8 - Sherm is in the zone
9 - Pink is so hot right now, and so are perfect hard flips (sideways video clip)
10 - Sherm couldn't have asked for a better finger splint
11 - BA gold fronts, coming soon

>> A Day In The Life of Crailtap's very own Tito Larue.

>> Two more backyard ramp / setup photos...

This setup is in some dude's backyard in South Brunswick, NJ.

This one's from Greg Kenton who says it's "...not quite a backyard ramp, but just as good. We just raise the box up with some cinder blocks we found in a bush, and set the rail going down it."

>> Today's most popular topics of conversation in the Girl cafeteria:

Carrot Top
Vampires
Wood chippers
Dreams
Movies
Interns

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"You want cheese on that?" - Tito Larue

"Don't make me get Rick Howard involved in this!" - some random dipshit

 

 

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WED, MARCH 26, 2003

>> Over the next week we'll be giving away three free sets of two tickets to YEAH RIGHT! video premiers. See the March 25 entry for details.

>> Here's a new company slogan we've proposed for Girl Skateboards:
"The World's Only 50% Pro Skater Owned Company"

>> French rolls at Staples: RING RING RING.

>> Jereme's not from Chicago as we reported yesterday, he's from Boston. Again, tappers... we're testing you on your skate trivia and you're slippin'.

>> More backyard ramp photos to add to the blitz. Do you have a box or a slant ramp or a quarter pipe or anything like that at your house? We count that stuff as 'ramps', so send us photos of em along with info on em:

This one is another slice of French freedom sent in by Jonas Hauert of Switzerland. Here's Jonas's ramp in his homeland.

This one used to belong to the Hawkska.

"This is a quarterpipe we found on the top floor when looking around in an old car smashing factory that burnt down in 1990. It's located in Cleveland, Ohio. Its not really in the backyard but we cleaned it up and its a lot of fun" - Ryan Poorman

>> Here's a photo of Colin Zwirko posted up with his not-so-ill-gotten booty.

>> WAY STUPID LINK OF THE DAY:

Click on the the chicken.

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"What, were you all nuzzled up to some fat polly wog with a beer?" - Greg Carroll to Mike Carroll

"Shouldn't you be packing boxes or something?" - Megan to Emmett Jenkins

"Remember when you were spelling your team riders' names wrong?" - The Mez

 

 

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TUE, MARCH 25, 2003


23 MORE DAYS UNTIL ARVEDIS MAMBOS WITH YOUR BABY MOMMA'S MOMMA

>> We're giving away more free tickets to Yeah Right! premieres. The new contest for free tickets is the WILLY WONKA GAME OF CHANCE GIVEAWAY, and here's the rules:

1. Place an order in the Crailshop. It could be anything... a sticker pack, a keychain, a deck, a poster, a shirt, whatever.
2. In the order form, under the COMMENTS section, type "YEAH RIGHT TICKETS ENTRY" in there.
3. Over the next 7 days, we'll be randomly putting three sets of two tickets into Crailshop boxes that go out, making for three lucky winners and three lucky winners' friends.
4. Good luck!


FREE TICKETS, DAWG

>> Nick Smith from Ventura got entered into (and won) the draw for the first two tickets by telling us all of the songs used in all of Mike Carroll's Girl/Choc video parts. As a bonus, he threw in one from Plan B's 'The Questionable Video'. Congrats, Nick!

>> The backyard ramp photos keep on coming in (send us yours... but make sure to include at least the name of the city that it's in):

This one is located in Napa, California, and was sent in by our pal, Porous Walker. See the little roll-in on the left? Sweeeet.

This backyard setup was sent in anonymously and is located somewhere in the French countryside. Looks like freedom if I've ever seen it.

This one, sent in by Eric Simpson, is in Gorst, Washington, and has been there for about 15 years. The roof and walls were added after it was built, to keep the rain out. So awesome. Here's another one sent to us by Eric... it's a tiny lil' mini located somewhere in Costa Mesa and with it's two and a half feet of flatbottom, can almost be considered a true half pipe. As in a half of a pipe, dude .

>> Rick Howard is wearing some super weird pants today. This isn't some kind of exclusive inside joke, like the one about that one dude crapping his pants at the mall, this is true... Rick's pants look just a little bit different today, and I thought you might want to know.

>> Rudy Johsnon refers to the Girl Skatepark as "The Gym, bro".

>> Breaking news: Tha Shampoo Lounge with Tito Larue.

>> No swears today: RING RING RING.

>> This just in from Crailtap's Nebraska correspondent, Kevin Wilkins:

I just did Jereme Roger's 20 Questions for the Am Issue of TWS, due out in about six weeks. Look for it at your local deli.

>> Our NCC (Nebraska Crail Correspondent) also just finished Rick McCrank's Pro Spotlight which will also be available soon in delis across the globe.

>> You know what's an awesome word? Puffalump. Say it out loud: Puffalump. Isn't it awesome?

>> QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"When I said Tony from Es was banned from The Tap, I meant to say Tim from DVS. Not to imply that Tony looks like an eskimo or anything, it was just a slip of the tongue. My bad. Tony from Es, back on The Tap and thanks for looking out for the little guy, Jereme" - Megan

>> Here's a quick YEAH RIGHT! PREMIERE FAQ (frequently asked questions) response to the hundreds of e-mails we've been getting lately:

1. No, we're not selling tickets to the video premiere in LA.
2. No, unless your name is Nick Smith and you're from Ventura, you didn't win the first ticket giveaway to the LA premiere.
3. Mike Carroll already has a date for the premiere, ladies. Sorry.
4. Yes, there will be a Shampoo Lounge section of the theatre reserved for Tito Larue and his patrons.
5. No, we can't share any of the video secrets with you.
6. Yes, the Mike Carroll interview in Strength just might have contained a tiny bit of sarcasm.
7. Yes, people WILL believe anything you tell them.
8. No, Jereme Rogers is not from Nebraska, he's from Chicago. Kevin Wilkins lives in Nebraska, Rick McCrank lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada and Arvedis is looking for a roommate to share an apartment in Van Nuys with.

 

 

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MON, MARCH 24, 2003


24 MORE DAYS UNTIL YOU GO "EEEK! EEEK! MY EYES! MY EYYYYES!!!"

>> Here's an exclusive Crailtap interview with Mike Carroll about Yeah Right! that we didn't scan directly out of Strength.

>> YET ANOTHER backyard ramp photo (send us yours... but make sure to include at least the name of the city that it's in):

This one was sent to us with only these words:
"This is some guys ramp at his house that he lets us skate all the time. Shaun Turner Destroys"
Cool.

>> Don't repeat these new swears in front of your mom: RING RING RING.

>> Plenty of mackin' went down this week: Keepin' It Real, The Real World episode #26 review!

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"SHIT" - Sam Smyth

"I could live on the interest of my unused vacation pay" - Megan

"The war gets great ratings" - Anonymous

"You go all the way to the state line and you realize you're about to enter what you thought you escaped" - Indiana Jessica

 

 

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SAT, MARCH 22, 2003


26 TO GO, BRO.

>> One more backyard ramp photo (send us yours):

This one is of tapper, Robb "King Shirtless" Streicher, sweeping a sweeper on his lil' mini right after he mowed the world's hugest lawn.

>> Have you checked out the Phil Shao memorial park in Redwood City, California?

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"Don't put this up on Crailtap" - Everybody

 

 

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FRI, MARCH 21, 2003


IN 27 DAYS, YO.


YEAH RIGHT! POSTERS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE CRAILSHOP

>> There's skateboarders all over the world, even in the Middle East. Did you know that? This is a photo sent to us today by our distributor, Lightwave, in Israel. "Here is a picture of me and my kids getting ready for war." - Erez Levine. Woah.

>> We got a couple more photos of people's backyard ramps (send us yours):

This one is in a top secret location and is reserved for people who wear black t-shirts. We've been told that anybody who attempts to skate it in any other colored t-shirts will be beat down. That's badass.

Aside from Dan Wolfe's shocking photo that we showed you a couple of days ago, this is our favorite backyard ramp photo submission so far. If you're ever in Wollongong, Australia, be sure to hunt this one down. It might still be there.

>> If you live in or around San Diego, you should head down to Fashion Valley Mall tomorrow. Sun Diego is holding a demo and autograph signing (with Eric Koston, Jereme Rogers, Paul Rodriguez, Scott Johnston, Mike Carroll, John Rattray, Dimitry from Jackass and more) and a best trick contest. It sorta sounds like anybody can enter the best trick ($2000 grand prize) but we're not 100% sure on that one.

>> Biebel is in charge! Two new entries: RING RING RING.

>> Lakai art director and Girl Skateboards skateboard designer, Andy Mueller, has himself entered in a calendar designing contest that's almost coming to an end. Here is his entry. Cast your vote for Mueller's design by sending an e-mail here.

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"Break it off!" Andy Jenkins, while watching a new skate video

"It's funny to see a grown-ass man fall like that" - Sam Smyth, while watching the same video

"If you make it sound like I'm begging for votes I'll kill you" - Andy Mueller

 

 

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THU, MARCH 20, 2003


28 DAYS UNTIL THE NEW GIRL VIDEO!

>> Fat Americans hate small portions: RING RING RING.

>> We just got a memo from upper management that said simply this:
"Banned from The Tap -
Tony from Es"

>> Happiness #25. Remember Rob Roskopp?

THA TAP'S FEATURE LENGTH INTERVIEW WITH COLIN ZWIRKO, THE WINNER OF THE WIN BOB K'S ILL-GOTTEN BOOTY CONTEST:


OUR NEW PAL, COLIN ZWIRKO

THA TAP: What do you think of Rick Howard?
COLIN: I think Rick is one of the greatest skateboarders, I mean he has been around for a long while now, I always like his video parts. Lakai Beware of the Flare really shows his humorous side, great video
THA TAP: Cool. What do you think the lamest thing about Crailtap is?
COLIN: Well, i dont know... i like it all.
THA TAP: Good answer.
Do you think Megan Baltimore's dog is a boy or a girl?
COLIN: Who is Megan Baltimore?
THA TAP: Again, good answer. How do your skills on a skateboard compare to the REAL Rick Howard?
COLIN: Well I'd have to say not even close, sadly. But I'm workin' on that right now.
THA TAP: Cool.

>> You've probably heard all about this already, but in case you haven't... The Metz is on DVS.

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"Ask Megan about her night with Billy Idol" - Andy Jenkins

"Hey, asshole!" - Andy Jenkins (we misquoted him yesterday. He actually said it with an exclamation point)

"I get no respect" - Rick McCrank